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Scenes From Cross Country State Championship

on November 6, 2017 - 8:33am

The 'Topper athletes and coaches at Saturday's State Cross Country Championship at Rio Rancho High School. The 'Topper Girls and Boys took 2nd to Academy in the 5A classification. The Boys took 3rd to Academy and Kirtland Central. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Lidia Appell and 8th grader Norissa Valdez lead the pack up a steep, sandy hill past the one mile point. Appell and Valdez are the top and runner-up 'Toppers of the day in 5th and 6th places overall, with times of 19:47 and 19:52, respectively. Photo by Blake Wood

Junior Marin Kelly and freshman Mabel Pyle at the halfway point of the

Green Gold Swimming Intrasquad Meet Results

on November 6, 2017 - 7:43am
The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Green Gold Gorls and Boys Swim teams intrasquad meet results from Saturday's competitions at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center:
200 MR:  Gold 2:07.43 (Katherine Elton, Jillian Bennett, Injie Mourad, O Englert-Erickson), Green 2:19.57 (K Ronning, T Nisoli, K Tripp, B Short), Green 3:34.40 (S Shiina, B Valdez, S Shiina, L Newton)
200 Free: Meredith McBranch G 2:32.63, Kamaya Ronning GR 2:33.81, Ada Tripp G 2:40.94, Alex Cunningham G 2:50.69, Dana Urbatsch G 3:12.79
200 IM: Katherine Elton G 2:33.87, Jillian Bennett G 2:37.37, Cory Liechty G 2:43.68,

Hawks Wrestling Team Shines At Pecos Tournament

on November 6, 2017 - 6:49am

With so many wrestlers taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd place wins Saturday at the Pecos Tournament, the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks Wrestling Team also took home the second-place team trophy. The Hawks garnered six 1st place, five 2nd place and seven 3rd place finishes. Taking 1st place for the team are Ben Gellis, Landon Atencio, Nathan Harper, Liam Harper, Lance Rivera and Solomon Roybal. Taking 2nd was Jerome Martinez, Damian Martinez, Devin Corwon and Zach Swartzkopf.

Bandelier Reminds Hikers: Beware Of Burned Trees!

on November 5, 2017 - 5:51am

Dead, falling and fallen trees in an area severely burned by the Las Conchas Fire of 2011. Courtesy/NPS


One day in October, a hiker in Bandelier National Monument's backcountry stopped along Frijoles Creek to have lunch and cool her feet in the water. She took off her backpack and put it just behind her on the creek bank. A breeze came up, and she heard a sharp CRAACCK right overhead.

Boys Soccer Falls To Albuquerque Academy

on November 3, 2017 - 2:17pm

The Hilltoppers fell 4-1 against Albuquerque Academy in the semifinals of the NMAA tournament. They end the season as one of the best four teams in 5A. Photo by John McHale/

Girls Soccer Beats Aztec, Advances To Championship

on November 3, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Girls team beat Aztec 4-1 to advance to the championship game of the NMAA tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Sierra Club; PEEC: Pueblo Canyon Geology Walk

on November 3, 2017 - 10:27am


Pueblo Canyon. Photo by Jamie O’Rourke

PEEC News:

Geologist Elaine Jacobs will lead hikers 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 along the south rim of Pueblo Canyon. This free outing is made possible thanks to the Sierra Club and Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

This afternoon guided walk will start at East Park, follow the paved trail along the canyon rim, and continue along the unpaved portion of trail to the Los Alamos Airport Terminal. Along the way, the group will explore volcanism and landscape evolution in the Jemez Volcanic Field.